Game FAQ mods, pls stick this topic, I think it is an useful trick for those who doesn't want to farm XP to get good home city, or those who are tired of farming XP already.
- Browse My Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\Savegame - Right click a home city data like 'sp_Tokyo_homecity.xml' or 'sp_England_homecity.xml'. Choose 'Edit', a notepad window will opens - There you will find something like this: Note: make a back-up copy of data before editing it, things might go wrong.
Quote: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<savedhomecity version ="2"> <defaultdirectoryid>0</defaultdirectoryid> <defaultfilename>homecityjapanese.xml</defaultfilename> <civ>Japanese</civ> <hctype>HC</hctype> <name>Tokyo</name> <heroname>Ichigo</heroname> <herodogname></herodogname> <monknames> <monkname>Renji</monkname> </monknames> <shipname></shipname> <hcid></hcid> <respec>1</respec> <level>40</level> <xp>804375</xp> <skillpoints>0</skillpoints> - <name>Tokyo</name> this is home city's name - <heroname>Ichigo</heroname> this is explorer's name - <monkname>Renji</monkname> this is a monk's name (Japanese's 2nd Explorer) - <level>40</level> means your home city's level, edit this to any number you want, your home city will get to that level in game (no skill points awarded though) - <skillpoints>0</skill points> means your home city's skill points, which are used to unlock shipment, set this to 999 and you will be able to unlock all of shipment